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Ben Woodruff is an associate in our complex commercial disputes practice group and has extensive experience representing various clients in cases involving class action complaints, securities fraud and white collar crimes.
Early Life and Education
Benjamin Woodruff is a lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has represented clients from various industries such as energy companies and financial institutions, with experience handling securities fraud cases and antitrust violations.
He graduated with a law degree from the University of Chicago and became an associate at his firm. His work earned numerous honors and awards. Additionally, he advised three US presidents as an advisor as well as being an early leader in desegregating Atlanta schools.
Woodruff earned two ATP tour championships during his professional playing career, while coaching University of Tennessee players to two NCAA doubles titles. Since retiring from competitive play he has used his expertise and coaching partnership with Preston Touliatos and Luis Valero to help young tennis players.
Ben Woodruff specializes in business organizations and commercial lending and financial transactions. He represents both borrowers and commercial banks in connection with asset-based financing facilities, syndicated credit facilities and debt financing transactions.
He has extensive experience representing private equity funds in investment banking matters such as equity and debt offerings, joint venture formation, and other business transactions.
He is married to journalist Al Hunt and has three children: Jeffrey, Benjamin and Lauren. They reside in Denver. Jeffrey enjoys horseback riding and has participated in multiple professional horse racing events; in addition to this he supports various charities and is an active member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
Achievement and Honors
Woodruff co-founded Amalgamated Dynamics, a special and visual effects company which worked on over 150 film and television projects. He also served as school administrator, social worker and recreation center director; in addition to coaching high school and college athletic teams and officiating at track meets such as Penn Relays.
Woodruff received the Paul White Award, given annually to an individual for significant contributions made in electronic journalism. Prior winners include Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and Ted Koppel.
He and his wife Judy Carline Woodruff are proud parents to three children: Jeffrey Hunt, Benjamin Woodruff Hunt and Lauren Woodruff who reside in Elbert Colorado. He also counts two grandchildren among his grandchildren.
Ben Woodruff has been married twice and is father to four children. He currently resides in Jonesville, North Carolina and has been working as a journalist since 1976 for network, cable and public television news as well as presidential debates.
He was the son of Simeon and Mary (Olmstead) Woodruff and born in Litchfield County, Connecticut. At 21 he moved with his parents to Oneida County with them settling eventually in Pamelia where he held various local offices.
Woodruff is a member of the Democratic Party. His wife, Judy Carline Woodruff is an award-winning television journalist who has covered network, cable and public TV news since 1976 and now serves as White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour. Together they have two daughters.
She has amassed an impressive net worth due to her long and successful career as a journalist for PBS NewsHour since its launch in 1976, covering all major political events and presidential elections during that time.
Judy Woodruff also published a book, This Is Judy Woodruff at the White House, detailing her experiences as a journalist. Additionally, she served on both boards of trustees for Newseum and Freedom Forum.
Judy Hunt is currently married to Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt and they share three children together; Jeffrey, Benjamin and Lauren. Together they live in a lovely suburban home in New Jersey. Judy is actively involved with women’s organizations while having an exceptional passion for journalism.